Engineers Believe Less Jobs Available
- Although more than one-quarter (27 percent) of engineering workers believe that more jobs are available, the number of workers who believe fewer jobs are available continues to increase. Half of engineering workers believe fewer jobs are available this quarter, compared to 44 percent in the second quarter.
- Fifty-three percent of engineers feel confident in their ability to find a new job—a small decline from 58 percent in the second quarter of 2012.
- Seventy-four percent of engineers report that they are not likely to lose their jobs over the next 12 months. This is an increase from the 68 percent indicating so in the second quarter.
- Less than one-third (32 percent) of engineers say they are likely to look for a new job within the next 12 months, a decline of 13 percentage points from second quarter 2012.